Ds is starting high school next monday (new program, the teacher just moved to the city and they don't even have a classroom yet
I've hs'ed him for 7 years, since grade 3, except for one year at a rather mediocre junior high. It's ds's decision entirely to go back to school, so I guess we're still unschooling, in a way.
It's an odd situation for me, going from a very hand's-on, unschooling mom, to being a bit of a bystander in my child's life. He picked the program, he's gotten involved in a lot of extracuricular stuff this year (kendo, japanese language class and bass guitar lessons.) It's great that he's becoming so self-directed, but it's a little shocking to me how quickly it's happened
Ds has always been a very "in the moment" kind of person, never looking forward in any way. It'll be interesting to see how his new ambitious plans are going to work out. I'm not sure how much I should be keeping watch on what he's doing, and how much to step in to help. He's never been organized in any way, and his plans for this year are quite ambitious, even for a more organized, forward thinking kind of person. He's more the seat-of-my-pants, cross my fingers and hope it all works out kind of person